Pop Culture Catch-Up: 10 Things to Read, See and Hear This Weekend

Victoria S. Barton
Pop Culture Catch-Up: 10 Things to Read, See and Hear This Weekend
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Although the weather this week left much to be desired (here in New York, we were hit with a blizzard after barely recovering from Hurricane Sandy), there was plenty going on.

From the Presidential election to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (okay, we know those are extremes), it was a major week for pop culture. Since it’s finally Friday, we recommend you start planning what exactly you want to read, see and listen to this weekend.

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The latest installment of 007: "Skyfall" features the darkest James Bond yet. Her majesty's secret agent, played by Daniel Craig, will be pitted against a villain played by Javier Barden. See this today — but be sure to order advanced tickets! 

Unless you live on Mars, you know that Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States on November 6. Check out in-depth results online at The New York Times.

Daniel Day-Lewis is President Abraham Lincoln, in this month's "Lincoln". The actor's method acting will probably be more compelling than those Civil War documentaries we all saw in grade school. The film hits theaters November 9. 

The legendary Victoria's Secret Fashion Show went down November 7. Highlights included Alessandra Ambrosio wearing the "fantasy bra" only months after giving birth, and a musical appearance by Rihanna in pearl-rimmed sunglasses. Take a look at every picture here

Watch our Editor-in-Chief Laurel Pinson talk Zara and the controversial world of fast fashion. 

Crystal Castles' latest album "III" comes out on November 12 — but you can stream it here! The Canadian band is known for its electronic beats and haunting vocals by Alice Glass. The album is said to focus on the theme of "oppression."

Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto follows the lives of eight female photographers in the early twentieth century. Otto is known for her previous novel, How to Make an American Quilt. The book came out this week and is getting a great deal of buzz in the art scene. 

Ever since "Winter's Bone," we're fascinated by the utterly bizarre and fascinating lives of those in Appalachia. Barbara Kingsolver's new novel Flight Behavior focuses on the life of a woman grappling with the oddities of her everyday life in a world many don't understand. 

E-40 and Too $hort have collaborated on two new albums, "History: Function Music" and "History: Mob Music". The albums feature guest appearances by hip-hop artists Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, and Ice Cube, to name a few. Both albums drop this week.

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